Vanicela xenadelpha Meyrick, 1889
ROESLERSTAMMIIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have white forewings, each with a dark brown line, interrupted by two white spots, along each hind-margin, and a fuzzier brown area along the margin with a white area at the tornus. The hindwings are brown. The head and thorax are white. The antennae are as long as the forewings. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of New Zealand Micro-Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the New Zealand Institute,
    Volume 21, 1889, pp. 166-167, No. 18.


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    (written 25 March 2019)